2020 was a challenging year to navigate the constantly changing policies and procedures to stay compliant and keep employees and customers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we continue to manage challenges and look to recover from the pandemic, having a knowledgeable HR professional on your side is more important than ever. From hiring and retaining employees, to ensuring Health and Safety compliance, to capitalizing on government programs and subsidies, there are many ways HR can help, letting you focus on running and growing your business!
Many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat and cover their fixed costs, such as rent and insurance, while taking a negative impact on their revenues. Government assistance has emerged to help businesses pay for their rent, but many have had their fate put into the hands of their landlords to apply for the assistance. The new Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) is being introduced to provide rent relief for businesses and allows these businesses to apply to the assistance directly as opposed to waiting for their landlords to do so.